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The Association encourages ethical behavior in the marketplace through publication of its voluntary Code of Ethics, by carrying articles on ethical issues in the Newsline, by including programs on ethical issues in meetings, and by publishing the voluntary Code of Ethics in a certificate-type format suitable for mounting, giving each new member a copy. When situations arise in which the ethical behavior of members is questioned, either by members or non-members of the Association, the ASBA responds in the following manner:
Letters of Complaint
All letters of complaint addressed to the Association or to its Board of Directors are sent to the Ethics Committee for initial review; a copy of all such correspondence is sent to the Board of Directors with a memo indicating that the matter has been referred to the Ethics Committee and reminding the Board of its obligation to hold such matters confidential; the Ethics Committee first determines whether or not the issue presented is an issue that should be addressed by the Association. Issues to be addressed by the Association will be limited to those matters which relate directly to the association and will not include those matters relating to business practice or marketplace behavior.